|Here are a few
tips that may get you out of an embarrassing situation...
know that it is never appropriate for a woman to
place her purse on a dining table, no matter how small? She
should place the bag on her lap or under her chair.
know that attendees at business events should always
wear their name badge on their RIGHT-HAND side, not the left?
This is to assure easy reading while shaking hands. Try it!
know which way to pass the serving plates when eating
"family style"? To the right.
When eating a roll with butter,
always break off only a small portion of the bread, then butter
and eat it. Do not butter an entire half at a time.
know that soup is spooned away from you toward the
center of the bowl?
know that your napkin should never be placed on the
table until everyone leaves the table at the end of a meal?
Place it on your chair if you must leave the table during a
know that "hi" is not considered an
appropriate response to an introduction? Try
"hello" -- WOW, what
a difference! It is true, slow down and say it with your
complete name, slowly and clearly.
know that when you invite someone to lunch, YOU are
the one that should pick out the restaurant, not your guest?
know that one does not drink a toast to oneself?
course you know that you should NEVER use your napkin
to blow your nose! Always have a handkerchief handy.
us with your etiquette "pet peeve"!
that can help...
- World Trade Center Tacoma --
- U.S. Export Assistance Center
-- (206) 553-5615
- U.S. Small Business
Administration -- (206) 220-6500 Web Sites
- SBA Home Page at
- A Basic Guide to Exporting at
- Global Export Markets at
- International Trade
Administration Trade information at www.ita.doc.gov
- Doing Business Around the
World at www.ey.com:8l/dbiworld.htm
- Office of Trade and Economic
Analysis at www.ita.doc.gov/tradestats
- U.S. International Trade
Commission at www.usitc.gov/taffairs.html
- The Import-Export Bulletin
Board at www.iebb.com